Meet Gabrielle Schoeneweis, who is the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Scott Schoeneweis. See photos, video and a biography of Gabrielle Schoeneweis here.
Gabrielle is in the news as she was found dead in her home today. The cause of the death is still unknown, and the police are just saying that she was found lying on the floor of the master bedroom, when they arrived. The couple’s 14-year-old daughter first saw Gabrielle’s unresponsive body.
Scott immediately rushed to their Fountain Hills home upon hearing the news.
“Words cannot describe how shocked and saddened we are,” team President and Chief Executive Officer Derrick Hall said in a statement. “We’re here to support Scott in any way during this traumatic period in his life.”
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed later in the day but the investigators are ruling out any possibility of foul play.
As a biography, Gabrielle Schoeneweis was 39 years old and the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in January. They have three children.
Scott was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in December 2008 after having a bad season with the New York Mets and some injury problems. He was given $1.6m out of his $3.6m salary for the season and arrived in Arizona with an ERA of 4.89 in 11 seasons.
Schoeneweis has had his share of hardships in life after being diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 19. He did recover and was drafted by the California Angels in the third round of the 1996 MLB draft.
“His world was just rocked. He and his kids, his family, his extended family, his in-laws, everybody’s lives are changed forever. He took it as expected, very hard,” Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch said. “As I told the team, just give him as much support as you can. Really, tell people that you love them if you do. You can never expect something like this to happen.”
Check out a video of Scott Schoeneweis below.
Scott Schoeneweis Video